Just caught up with the Speakership election but as I'm not an MP I can't comment in the actual thread.
As a supporter of Miser I can't say I'm offended by his decision in the slightest. It takes a lot of courage to pull out of the role for the good of the House, not many members would do that.
Also, is Nebelbon being serious? Suggesting Miser would pull out to aid another candidate as a political stunt, if he knew Miser, he'd know that just isn't the type of person Miser is. What a ridiculous statement.
Best of luck to the final two candidates though, either of you will make an ideal Speaker and I hope members vote for who they think would be the best Speaker, not who has the least controversial past.
This Speakership election is becoming a farce. It is literally just right-wing MPs arguing for why each voter should not vote for Faland, I haven't seen anyone put forward a coherent argument backing bun, rather than pitching him as the less of two evils. Negative campaigning at its finest, and no one really appreciates muckraking from Speakership contenders.
Today I have had a pleasant afternoon sitting in the sunshine reading a book. I am now cooking a meal for myself.
Why does all the controversy in the MHofC happen when I am away?
Very disappointed Miser pulled out - he'd have been a great speaker. I'm not following the bickering regarding the second round but what I've seen has made me reluctant to vote at all.
Sun? Sun? I set up for a BBQ to celebrate my 21st (tomorrow) and it started raining the moment we started eating. Cheered up once we'd finished the meal as well...